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Internship Info for Employers

How it works

In order to satisfy the program requirement, a minimum of 480 hours (equivalent to 14 weeks @ 7 hours per day) is required. Please note that this is the minimum requirement and MAcc students in the full-time stream are available to work full-time from September to April. Nearly 100% of students complete 8 month work-terms. Students in our part-time stream study in the evenings and are therefore available to work full-time throughout the program (September to August).

If you have a position you would like to make available for our students, we can coordinate the posting on our mySprott career portal. We will track the applicants for you and send a package of applications once the posting closes.
We will also coordinate an interview schedule on your behalf.

In order to post a position, we simply need the following information:

  • Job Title
  • Basic job description
  • Requirements/what you are looking for in an ideal candidate
  • Length of term (4 or 8 month)
  • Location
  • Contact person/contact information
  • Whether you prefer to conduct interviews on campus or at your organization
  • Any additional info or special requirements.

Positions are made available to our students in early May, following our annual MAcc Wine & Cheese recruiting event. Please contact Jessica Windle for details on specific timing of the hiring process.

Students must successfully complete Internship course deliverables, which include:

  • providing a copy of their letter of offer (View sample offer letter template.)
  • returning a signed copy of the Internship Agreement
  • facilitating an on-site meeting with the Intern and supervisor
  • requesting that their supervisor complete a short mid-term and end-of term evaluation.
  • Preparing a final report that relates their work experience to course work they have completed in the MAcc program.

*It is the responsibility of the Intern to notify their Supervisor of these deliverables and their corresponding deadlines.

View a Sample of Recent Employers →

Compensation

In Ontario, mandatory internships have flexibility with regards to compensation. The majority of our students secure paid positions however some students have benefited from unpaid experiences with non-profit organizations. Rate of pay is at the discretion of the employer and negotiated with the student.

As general guidance:

Treasury Board rates of pay for Master level students range from $17.92 to $22.54 per hour as of January 1, 2014.

Tax-Credit

The Internship has been approved by the Public Service Commission (PSC) as a co-op program, which means employers receive the same tax credit as they would if hiring a co-op student. Please note that only the fall term is eligible for the tax credit as the winter term is considered optional.

MAcc Career Services

We provide a variety of services tailored to MAcc students to ensure they are confident and well prepared for a successful employment search, interview process and career transition.

Our services include:

  • Job postings for MAcc internships and career opportunities
  • One-on-one employment/career advising sessions
  • Targeted resume and cover letter review
  • Mock interviews
  • Employment search workshops
  • Access to Sprott’s career web portal to view/apply to job postings
  • Employer information sessions
  • Employer/student networking events

Sample of Recent Employers

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